1. rdmartin1's Avatar
    You can turn off Live Photos if that's what you're talking about.
    How?
    06-05-2016 03:57 PM
  2. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Maybe I'm missing something, but for anyone who owned an iPhone 5 or 5S, isn't the 5SE just the same, but a bit faster and maybe with a slightly better camera? What did the OP expect?
    06-05-2016 04:05 PM
  3. mfldmike's Avatar
    How?
    When you're in the camera app click on the sun looking icon in the middle of the screen, on the top.
    06-05-2016 08:28 PM
  4. Robster33's Avatar
    Maybe I'm missing something, but for anyone who owned an iPhone 5 or 5S, isn't the 5SE just the same, but a bit faster and maybe with a slightly better camera? What did the OP expect?
    It's the same internals as a 6S but with similar battery life close to a 6S plus. I have been using a SE for 8 weeks which i have now given to my son and gone back to a 6S plus the last 48 hours.
    Would i buy another SE? Not for myself but they are great if you don't want/have the $$ to spend on a 6S. I wouldn't buy one again on size alone, too much missing.

    Bluetooth not as good.
    Screen quality not as good.
    TID not as good.
    Speaker not as good.
    06-05-2016 08:35 PM
  5. tanknitrous's Avatar
    It's funny to re-read something I said in here on 5/22/16....as I ordered a used 6S on Swappa like 3 days ago. As I've said, the SE is an awesome phone, but I've come to realize that I need some more screen real estate. Nothing more. Nothing less. Initially I didn't think the smaller screen would bother me so much, but after using the SE since it's inception, every so often, I'll get to hold a friend's 6 and immediately think "man, this screen is way better than mine." So, I'm putting my SE away for a while. May end up selling it. Who knows.
    06-14-2016 10:57 AM
  6. Furt's Avatar
    LOL, I'm exactly the opposite, after having owned the Galaxy S6 edge+, Nexus 6P, BlackBerry PRIV, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S7, in the past few months.....now holding the iPhone SE I feel gosh, how was I ever able to use those huge devices! Love the small form factor.

    it's a personal preference
    This is exactly my thoughts as well. I've been so unhappy with every phone I've had beyond the 5s that I jumped on this SE the moment it was freely available at my local T-Mobile store. After about a week, I'm completely used to the smaller keyboard and never have to worry about not being able to use it is I have something else in my off hand. It's a little too small to watch movies on, but the iPad handles that perfectly.
    06-14-2016 05:22 PM
  7. Edmilan's Avatar
    I also came from a 6S (which I gave to my wife) and been toting the SE since late April, which is nearly 2 months now. And I admit: everytime I come home, I do miss the 6S especially since I'm a gamer. I am presently playing Vainglory, XCOM and Titan Quest on my SE. I tried installing and playing Titan Quest on the 6S and wow... It made me miss it even more! The screen, the detail, ease of controls, ZOMG! Plus, another point that stings a lot, the bandwidths my SE supports isn't the same as with the 6S. I was consistently getting LTE speeds upto 33 mbps at work before and now with the SE, i'm always on 3G. I'm lucky if I get speeds above 50kbps or even 25kbps. Well I just keep telling myself: "at least the SE can be used one handed, isn't slippery, and isn't giving my pinky cramps anymore" to lessen and dampen the...pain? Lol
    06-19-2016 07:31 AM
  8. anon(9940776)'s Avatar
    I had a 4s for work. After 2 years I ditched for a blackberry. Went through a bunch of models right up to the Passport, huge, and Priv, also huge in a different way.

    Watched everyone at the office upgrade through the 6 series, and all models were in play and well represented.

    When it became time to pick a new burner phone, I tried all iPhone models and found the SE to be my perfect choice. I especially like the price point. I think 400 is perfect for a phone, especially a second phone. The Priv is still my work phone because of its ability to simulate push email with the Hub, but SE is so useful in many other ways.

    Have I ever been tempted to take it back for a larger form factor? No, as said before not this late in the phone model cycle. 7 is going to likely be 700-1000, so enough of that nonsense.

    I invested my SE saved dollars and 7 anticipated spend, and bought a beautiful iPad Pro 9.7.
    06-20-2016 09:43 AM
  9. mumfoau's Avatar
    I haven't purchased an SE but the wife's Niece is here for a few days and she has an SE. When I held it for the first time I thought, "a device this size is kind of nice" until I started trying to type a message. It was no bueno after that. MUCH too small after using the 6S Plus!
    Last edited by mumfoau; 06-20-2016 at 07:30 PM.
    06-20-2016 05:27 PM
  10. RobertP1's Avatar
    I am not sure what I was thinking. When the 5S was replaced with the 6S and 6S+, I went with the plus. HUGE difference in many ways. Then after about a year, I thought it was too big and switched to the 6S and loved it (except battery). Then the SE comes along and I thought that would be perfect. Most of the spec of the 6S, great battery and low cost.. So I leaped and after about 2 days, I was asking myself "what were you thinking? This is such a step backwards... I leaped right over the 6S and back to the Plus which I loved for a year and love it again now.

    If size and money are an issue the SE is fine, but it's not something to give up the 6S or 6S+ For
    06-22-2016 01:26 PM
  11. anon(9940776)'s Avatar
    I don't think they're issues - I think they're decision points.
    06-22-2016 10:47 PM
  12. Drivalen's Avatar
    I have a 6s at work and a SE private . For me its SE all the way. Just for the battery last almost twice as long on SE.
    07-02-2016 12:12 AM
  13. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    With the features such as the QuickType covering more of the screen I can't imagine myself going back to a smaller screen. I tried using my iPod touch with the feature and it just ruins the experience.
    07-02-2016 12:43 AM
  14. leslie haw's Avatar
    With the features such as the QuickType covering more of the screen I can't imagine myself going back to a smaller screen. I tried using my iPod touch with the feature and it just ruins the experience.
    I think so too. iOS10 seems prettier on bigger screens.
    07-02-2016 04:01 AM
  15. anon(9940776)'s Avatar
    I need to be able to use it with one hand.
    07-06-2016 07:18 PM
  16. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I like the portability of the SE. Now that I'm used to the 6S, I will probably go back to it and use the SE every once in awhile and as backup when I do my annual sale of my iPhone to upgrade to latest and greatest. I do think that the SE would be good for my kids once they destroy their 5Ss.
    07-07-2016 02:43 PM
  17. sangs's Avatar
    I've been bouncing back and forth between my SE and 6S+. Basically, the SE comes with me when I know I'll be in a position where lugging around the 6S Plus would annoy me. We go to a lot of Mets games and it's much easier to carry the SE with me, especially those hot sticky days on which I can just slip it into my shorts. Heading somewhere where I'm carrying a bag(s) or jacket and the 6S+ comes along. Especially if it's a place where I'll be waiting for a long time. I'm looking at you Newark airport. I can see the phones swapping jealous looks at one another all the time btw.
    07-09-2016 09:03 AM
  18. RobertP1's Avatar
    If you have the money than doing the 6S+ and SE swap is the best of both worlds. There are times that the SE just makes life a lot easier and other times that having the real estate of the 6S+ is great. Not looking to argue with Sangs... but when I go to Red Sox games.. The SE is the perfect phone for the day.

    I have an international trip coming up in September and I need to decide on what tech I am bringing. Do I bring a Duel SIM phone and just plop a local SIM in or take my two Iphones and just pay the rates? Such First World Problems... LOL
    07-09-2016 10:52 PM
  19. anony_mouse's Avatar
    If you have the money than doing the 6S+ and SE swap is the best of both worlds. There are times that the SE just makes life a lot easier and other times that having the real estate of the 6S+ is great. Not looking to argue with Sangs... but when I go to Red Sox games.. The SE is the perfect phone for the day.

    I have an international trip coming up in September and I need to decide on what tech I am bringing. Do I bring a Duel SIM phone and just plop a local SIM in or take my two Iphones and just pay the rates? Such First World Problems... LOL
    Sell one of the iPhones and leave the other at home, and buy a dual SIM phone (and some other nice stuff as you'll still have some spare cash).

    The dual SIM Moto G4s are tempting, but if they're too pricey, you can pick up a decent dual SIM phone for under EUR 150, and a serviceable one for under EUR 100. See for example:
    https://www.bol.com/nl/s/algemeen/zo...all/index.html
    07-19-2016 03:01 PM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    My son is using my old 5 for Pokmon Go and I can't believe I ever used it. I'm sure the 6s will feel that way when I move to the 7 Plus in the fall.
    07-19-2016 07:34 PM
  21. LCW's Avatar
    Hadn't touched my 6S Plus since I got the SE back in April.

    Busted it out the other day and I can't believe I was using that gigantic thing. Sold it last week.

    Still loving the SE and no plans to get another gigantic iPhone. Hopefully there will be a successor to the SE around same size (4-4.2").
    07-22-2016 10:25 PM
  22. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I've loved the SE. Typing isn't as accurate as the 6s but it's fine. I suspect I will use the 7 as my daily driver when it releases but the SE is nice for now. Can't use my 6s bc hubby's phone broke and he's using mine.
    07-22-2016 10:46 PM
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